Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

hushRomance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan.  She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, not matter how hard her best friend Vee, pushed them at her.  Not until Patch comes along.  With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust.  Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends.  She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide.  And when she tried to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen-and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

Favorite Quote:

“Honey,” she told me, “he looks slippery as soap.” 

“Good description,” I mumbled.

She fluffed her short corkscrew gray hair.  “A girl could lather up in soap like that.”

Hush, Hush is a YA novel by Becca Fitzpatrick (who is slowly climbing up my favorite author list) set in Maine.  It starts with Nora in her biology class about to start sex-ed.  After some seats reassignments she finds herself sitting next to Patch, a new student who doesn’t speak much.  Let the show begin!  Immediately he goes from never having spoken to her before to flirting nonstop and throwing loaded statements left and right.  Oh how I love instant chemistry!

After yet another mysterious (my opinion: CREEPY) guy transfers to her school , strange things start happening to Nora where she thinks she is being followed and possibly attacked but cannot remember what really happened or if she is making it up.  I honestly thought it was going to be a love triangle which I do not like [unless there is going to be a clear winner 🙂 ] but I was pleasantly surprised. During the course of the book Nora’s “incidents” become more frequent and she continues to rely on Patch to get out of situations.  She soon discovers that Patch is a fallen angel looking to become a human and she is somehow involved.

My only complaint with the book is her bff Vee.  What girl is this stupid?  Let me just shove my best friend onto the guy with the possible murder wrap (because the newspapers got it wrong!!). Let’s not let her talk to the guy who gives her rides when she is stranded, has no murder charges pending, just because she has a feeling??  What a load of crock!

I have a habit of walking thru the local department store and taking pictures of the covers of books I think might be interesting and going home to investigate.  So is the case of Hush, Hush. I do have to admit those illustrators really know how to get me.   The book definitely lived up to the cover.  It had enough action to keep me turning the page and just enough romance that I can’t wait to start the next book.

4/5

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